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Bunny Buddy
11-05-2016, 03:19 PM
I've seen an ad (Support Adoption) for a black lop, when I rang to ask if he was still there and details, they said he was a giant. I enquired if French Lop or bigger and the answer was 'bigger, he's a giant'. I thought French Lop was the biggest lop but I could be wrong. Was hoping he would be a dwarf of course so very disappointed but wondering how big a French Lop could be ....or bigger of course.... may go and look at him but I'm supposed to be working so can't do it right now...

...oh, and, is he fully grown at 8 months or got a bit to go?

Tamsin
11-05-2016, 03:29 PM
I imagine he's a cross, a giant with a lop and you could get a giant size rabbit with lop ears - or sometimes their ears are just so big they tend to flop around anyway :)

Bunny Buddy
11-05-2016, 03:31 PM
Yeah, thanks, that should have occurred to me.

He definitely has a 'big rabbit' look about him but looking at the scale of the log bridge thing in the background I don't get the impression he's huge.

Jack's-Jane
11-05-2016, 03:32 PM
Some English Lops can grow extra large and exceed the weight of an average Frenchie. But AFAIK Frenchies are considered to be the largest breed of Lop.

Tamsin
11-05-2016, 03:42 PM
Going to look might be the best option - sometimes rescue volunteers aren't super clued up on breeds. It doesn't help that dwarf lops are bigger than mini's. He doesn't look giant but photos can be deceptive. At eight months an average size rabbit will be full grown, a giant can grow a little longer but isn't going to double in size or anything dramatic and it will be clear once you see him if he is. You could ask weight - that's a better indicator.

MightyMax
11-05-2016, 03:46 PM
Yeah, thanks, that should have occurred to me.

https://www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/rescue-centres/safp/safp-harrogate/thomas-1105161462928419

He definitely has a 'big rabbit' look about him but looking at the scale of the log bridge thing in the background I don't get the impression he's huge.

Very difficult to gauge the scale and how big he is.

Also, he looks like he may have a bit of growing to do, going by the length of his ears :)

Bunny Buddy
11-05-2016, 03:50 PM
They said they would only rehome him as a free range house rabbit anyway, I can only offer outdoor so ... I need to be realistic and accept that dwarf lop is largest I should look at... I'll only get told off for getting another lop anyway... I should be going for the "62%" ie uppy eared ;)

MightyMax
11-05-2016, 03:52 PM
They said they would only rehome him as a free range house rabbit anyway, I can only offer outdoor so ... I need to be realistic and accept that dwarf lop is largest I should look at... I'll only get told off for getting another lop anyway... I should be going for the "62%" ie uppy eared ;)

(still might have a peak at him though)

Or 'pr1ck eared' as FHB calls it.

Never heard that term before!

Bunny Buddy
11-05-2016, 03:57 PM
Or 'pr1ck eared' as FHB calls it.

Never heard that term before!

I can cope with the term 'pr!ck' ears for Nethies but somehow for the likes of continental giants it doesn't describe them to me... though 'uppy' isn't really the best either!

Bunny Buddy
11-05-2016, 11:26 PM
:cry::cry: ... he's not Anarchy though. I need to stop torturing myself. I can't getting Anarchy back.

A **** liver torsion took him from me and I can't change that. :cry::cry:

TheTigerThief
12-05-2016, 08:52 AM
English or French lops I think? I would love to have a giant rabbit one day, I think they're beautiful! :love: